Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee is proving to be a dominant force on the film awards circuit.
The Danish-French-Swedish-Norwegian co-production picked up three wins this weekend at the 34th European Film Awards, which scrapped their plans for a live ceremony and staged a virtual event due to a surge of Covid cases in Germany.
Flee won the animated feature category where a record five films were nominated. The film is based on the testimony of Amin (a pseudonym), who fled Afghanistan as a child and is now living in Denmark as an openly gay man. It interweaves limited animation and archive footage to tell his tale of trauma and secrecy.